Radiance Cleanse Book Club

by Olivia Cartwright,

With the Christmas break just around the corner to hopefully give you a bit of rest and time off, we thought what better way to fill that extra time than reading a good book! Here's our round ups of Radiance approved reads for your Christmas down time.

The Nature of Beauty: Organic Skincare, Botanical Beauty Rituals and Clean Cosmetics by Imelda Burke

This fantastic book covers everything you need to know about natural beauty and what your skin needs from the inside out. A great read at any age! There's also some wonderful at home recipes to try out that your skin will certainly thank you for. 

First Bite: How We Learn to Eat by Bee Wilson

This fascinating book really puts our day to day eating habits under the microscope and reminds us that it's exactly that - habits! This read come highly reccomended so order now!

What an inspiring and open young lady Rachel Brathen is! Yoga girl follows the adventure and jouney that brought the instafamous 'Yoga Girl' to where she is today. There's also some easy to follow yoga poses included to try out in between all the Christmas indulgence. 

This is the second book from the lovely Hmsley sisters. It is similar to their hugely successful first book but even more user friendly filled with great, unintimidating, easy to follow recipes that your entire family will love! 



OFFER: £5 for a month of VITL essential supplements

by Olivia Cartwright, , link

Let's face it, supplements can be a little confusing. With hundreds and hundreds of supplements on the market with various benefits, how does anyone know what to take and when? This is just one of the benefits of the wonderful VITL vitamin packs. They eliminate the confusion from taking supplements, giving you exactly what you need, in easy to use daily tearable strips. VITL is the ultimate in quality, simplicity and ease and a great addition to anyone's day to day diet.

VITL are kindly offering all Radiance clients your first 28-day supply of the VITL Essentials Kit for only £5.

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What's included? Well, The VITL Essentials Kit provides a 28-day supply of the essential nutrients your body needs for optimal health. Each handy, daily strip contains a uniquely formulated daily multivitamin, delivering a comprehensive range of food state and traditional nutrients for a strong immune system and healthy skin, hair, nails. Supporting your heart and brain health is a pure, sustainably harvested krill oil omega 3, which has been shown to be absorbed by the body up to 70% better than other fish oils. And, unlike other supplement brands, VITL products are 100% free from harmful bulking agents to ensure maximum absorption

Winter Porridge Ideas

by Olivia Cartwright, , link

Is your morning porrige feeling a little samey samey? Us too. Try one of these seasonal updates to make your mornings a little more exciting! 

Blackerry and Almond Butter

Serves 1

½ cup oats
1 cup nut milk (I use almond)
6 large blackberries (more to serve)
1/4 cup water
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tbs of maple syrup
1 pinch seasalt
Crushed almonds (to serve)
Splash of nut milk (to serve) (I use almond)
Honey/maple syrup/ (to serve)

Add the oats and nut milk to a saucepan, place the saucepan over a high heat & cook the oats until soft. Heat the blackberries, water, lemon juice and maple syrup on the hob to make a syrup. Once the porridge has thickened, turn off the heat and pour into a bowl, pour your blackberry syrup over the top and add a spoonful of almond butter. Serve with extra blackberries, a splash of nut milk, crushed almonds and maple or anything else you fancy.

Nordic Spiced Porridge by 26 Grains 

Serves 1

1/2 a cup rolled oats
1/2 a cup of nut milk
1/2 a cup of water
1/8 teaspoon of Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of Vanilla
1/8 teaspoon of Ground Cardamon
1/8 teaspoon of Ginger
1/8 teaspoon of Turmeric
1 teaspoon of Flaxseeds
1 teaspoon of Raisins
1 teaspoon of Maca
1 teaspoon of maple syrup
1 shaved apple
A generous dollop of coconut yoghurt
A pinch of salt

Mix the oats, nut milk, water and salt in a saucepan and start to warm it over a medium heat. Then add in all the spices. Keep stirring the porridge and watch it infuse with the spices for five to ten minutes. Once you’ve got it to the consistency you like, take it off the heat and pour in to a bowl, drizzle with maple syrup and then add the shaved apple, raisins and coconut yoghurt on top.

Savoury Quinoa Porridge from Mind Body Green

Serves 4

1½ cups/250g quinoa
About 1.1 litres vegetable stock
4 tsp/20g ghee
1/3 cup/10g flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
3½ oz/100g feta, crumbled into ¾-inch/2-cm chunks
1 tsp olive oil
8 oz/250g baby plum tomatoes
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/3 cup/10g mint leaves
salt and black pepper

Place the quinoa in a medium saucepan, add the stock and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to medium and cook gently, uncovered, for about 25 minutes, stirring from time to time, until a porridge-like consistency is formed. You might need to add a bit more stock if the quinoa is sticking to the pan. At the very end, fold in the butter until it melts, followed by the parsley and then the feta, making sure the feta stays in chunks.

While the quinoa is cooking, place a large sauté pan over high heat and add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the tomatoes and cook for about 5 minutes, shaking the pan once or twice so that all sides get some good charred colour. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, so that it turns golden brown without burning. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with¼ teaspoon salt and some black pepper. Chop the mint and fold it into the tomatoes just before serving, as it will start to blacken once chopped.

Spoon the warm quinoa porridge into shallow bowls, top with the tomatoes and finish with a drizzle of herb oil if you have some!

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